Should I Buy My Future Home Before Repatriating..?

For many Australian expats stuck all over the globe, the lockdown measures as a direct result of Covid-19 have caused them to start to re-think their expat plans. For some this could mean shortening their planned time abroad, deciding that the wide open spaces and big backyards of Australia are too appealing to stay away [...]

Australian Expat Tax Residency – June 2020 Update

Every year, perhaps with 2020 being slightly different, thousands of Australians decide to depart the sunny shores of the land down under to head abroad for work opportunities, to start businesses or simply to experience another culture. Many of these Australian expats intend on returning to Australia eventually, but they could spend anywhere from 1 [...]

Buy Now – Pay Never

The rapid rise in buy now, pay later services such as Zip Pay and AfterPay, really can be quite terrifying given the current period of economic and financial uncertainty for many households. A recent survey conducted in Australia found that approximately 60% of survey respondents outlined that they were influenced to make a purchase because [...]

Retiree Mistakes to Avoid During COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken its toll on Australians all over the world, both personally and financially, and it is the retirees in particularly that need to avoid making some serious financial mistakes that they may not be able to recover from. With most financial markets having declined since the start of this year, we are seeing [...]

Saving Money During COVID-19

COVID-19 is taking its toll on Australians at home and expats all over the world, and we may only be at the beginning of the financial impacts for many families. Even though the world is starting to re-open as Governments across the globe seek to get people back to work, unemployment is still expected to [...]

Giving Back in Singapore During COVID-19

COVID-19 has occupied our minds and conversations for months now and sadly it has had an all-too real impact on many families across the world. From jobs being lost to people losing their loved ones to this virus, it has touched the lives of many. At this difficult time, I count myself as tremendously lucky [...]

Will My Income Protection Cover COVID-19?

With nearly three million cases globally, and over 200,000 lives lost to COVID-19, it’s no wonder that many Australians across the globe are asking the question: “Will my income protection insurance cover me if I catch COVID-19..?” In many cases, the answer will be yes, providing you meet the requirements to claim on your income [...]

Australian Tax Residency During Covid-19 Lockdown

With over 1.7 million cases and over 100,000 deaths, there is no doubt that Covid-19 is taking its toll on our global economy. There are very few countries not impacted already by the virus, and expectations are that this will continue at least into 2021 before a vaccine is found and widely available. With many [...]

Covid-19 and the Australian Dollar

The Australian Dollar (AUD) during the Covid-19 crisis has hit levels not seen in over 17 years, so where do we expect it to head next..? And importantly, what does this mean for Australian expats in Singapore and across the globe in terms of shifting money back into our home currency. What’s happened so far? [...]

Should I Access My Superannuation – COVID-19

A great deal can happen in a short space of time. Covid-19 numbers are rocketing across the globe, with no countries being spared. Unemployment is rising in Australia, Singapore and all over. Governments are responding with stimulus packages and support payments to those who are unemployed and financially impacted by the spread of the virus [...]